Southwestern College will present the fourth annual Builders in Ministry Week (BIM) Feb. 23-25. The title of the conference is “Worship as Passionate Theology.”
BIM is dedicated to providing educational opportunities that nurture and enrich Christian leaders—lay and clergy—for effective living and ministry. The event is a three-day conference for Moundbuilder alumni, current students, and friends of Southwestern who are involved in ministry or are anticipating going into the ministry, and will include elements of spiritual renewal/refreshment, community/fellowship, and continuing education.
Lester Ruth is the keynote speaker for the event. He will deliver the Parkhurst Lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, in Messenger Recital Hall and at chapel at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24. There is no admission charge.
Other speakers scheduled to appear are Rev. Michael Marion, a 1977 graduate of Southwestern and pastor of the First United Methodist Church in McPherson; Rev. Troy Bowers, pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Salina; Sarah (Melcher) Miller, a 2002 graduate of Southwestern and an active worship planner at First United Methodist Church in Winfield; and Alison Ebright, a 2005 graduate of Southwestern and staff member for the past five years at the Church of the Resurrection in Leawood.
The complete schedule for BIM can be seen online at www.sckans.edu/bim-week. Registration fee for the conference is $60. Limited housing for the week is available on campus. For more information call Julie Headrick, director of camps and conferences, at (620) 229-6141.